As ever, until Lucasfilm confirm it then it’s just a rumour, but Slashfilm are claiming via a number of sources that Rosario Dawson will play a live-action Ahsoka Tano in season 2 of The Mandalorian.

We have exclusively learned that Rosario Dawson will appear in The Mandalorian season 2 and are excited to report that she will be playing a fan-favorite character previously only seen in the Star Wars animated productions. Dawson will be playing a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice who appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. This would be the character’s first appearance in live-action.

Dave Filoni, the co-creator of Ahsoka in animated form, is a writer, producer, and director on The Mandalorian. He made his live-action directorial debut helming multiple episodes of the first season, and we saw a couple of weeks back that Dave Filoni had returned as a director for the second season. We have confirmed this Dawson casting with two independent sources. We reached out to Lucasfilm to request a statement from the company or Dave Filoni, but received no response. We have been chasing this scoop for a month now and have reached out to Rosario’s reps, who also didn’t respond.

ABC news correspondent Clayton Sandell also backed up the article with some insight of his own.

It’s worth remembering that, while Dave Filoni is undoubtedly loyal to Ashley Eckstein and the stellar work she has done as Ahsoka, she was hired – just as any animated performer is – to be the voice of Ahsoka. If this rumour is indeed true – and on the day Ahsoka returns in The Clone Wars in Gone With A Trace – and given the state of the world right now, perhaps Lucasfilm will confirm or deny this sooner rather than later.